Now touring behind their walloping self-titled disc, expect blast beats and Cro-Mags covers, as well as a packed undercard featuring local leading lights Dead And Divine. With Emmure, Straight Line Stitch, Baptized In Blood. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., $22.50.
On their latest album, Contra, the Upper West Side indie quartet seems set on building a repertoire around the eclectic blend of African-inspired rhythms, rock, ska and reggae. Molson Amphitheatre, 909 Lakeshore Blvd., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., $48.
Marina and the Diamonds
Following several rejections from record executives, Greek/Welsh songstress Marina Diamandis used Apple’s GarageBand program to produce and compose her own EPs. Opera House, 735 Queen Street E., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $16.50.
Buke and Gass
This six-string baritone ukulele and half-guitar/half bass-wielding Brooklyn duo’s music is as quirky as their name suggests. Their thick, distorted acoustics and stomping drums are complemented well by singer Arone Dyer’s delicate, breezy vocals. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., Sept. 8, 9 p.m., $15.
The Power Plant hosts a weekly Sunday Scene lecture in which a member of the art community comments on the gallery’s current exhibition. On Sept. 5, the exhibition to be discussed is “Adaptation: Between Species,” in which Canadian artists investigate the complex, often exploitative relationships among humans, animals and the natural world. The Power Plant, 231 Queen’s Quay W., free.
Something Wicked Awesome This Way Comes
With Reid Janisse gone and Inessa Frantowski taking his place, the gender divide will be even for the first time in a long while on Tuesday when Second City debuts its new revue. Second City, 51 Mercer, $34-$29, secondcity.com.